Achievement Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. The Award serves to recognize individuals for their significant contributions to cardiothoracic surgery in the areas of patient care, teaching, research, or community service. Honorees receive a plaque for Lifetime Achievement from the Association presented by the president at the Annual Meeting and the honoree's name and biography is printed in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

 


 

2016 
Denton A. Cooley, M.D.

Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX


  

2015
Timothy J. Gardner, M.D.

Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE


  

2014
Fred A. Crawford, Jr., M.D.

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC 


  

2013
Eugene Braunwald, M.D
.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts


  

2009
Thomas B. Ferguson, M.D.

Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri


  

2007
Frank C. Spencer, M.D.

New York University
New York, New York


  

2004
F. Griffith Pearson, M.D.

Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

 

 


Scientific Achievement Award

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Scientific Achievement Award was established by the Association in 1994. The Award serves to honor individuals who have achieved scientific contributions in the field of thoracic surgery worthy of the highest recognition the Association can bestow. Honorees receive a Medallion for Scientific Achievement from the Association presented by the president at the Annual Meeting and the honoree’s name and biography is printed in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

 


   

2016
Tirone E. David, M.D.

Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada

   

2015
James L. Cox, M.D.

Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri


   

2013
Eugene Blackstone, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio


   

2011
Marc R. de Leval, M.D.

International Congenital Cardiac Centre
London, United Kingdom


   

2010
Richard D. Weisel, M.D.

Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario


   

2008
Andrew S. Wechsler, M.D.

Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


   

2007
Gerald D. Buckberg, M.D.

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California


    

2005
Alain F. Carpentier, M.D.

Hopital European
Georges Pompidou
Paris, France


   

2000
Denton A. Cooley, M.D.

Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas


    

1999
Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas


   

1998
Norman E. Shumway, M.D.

Stanford University
Stanford, California

    

1994
John W. Kirklin, M.D.

University of Alabama Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama


 

James L. Cox, M.D.  

2016
Tirone E. David, M.D.

Toronto General Hospita
lToronto, ON, Canada

James L. Cox, M.D.  

2015
James L. Cox, M.D.

Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri

Eugene Blackstone, M.D.  

2013
Eugene Blackstone, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Marc R. de Leval, M.D.  

2011
Marc R. de Leval, M.D.

International Congenital Cardiac Centre
London, United Kingdom

Richard D. Weisel, M.D.

2010
Richard D. Weisel, M.D.

Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Andrew S. Wechsler, M.D.  

2008
Andrew S. Wechsler, M.D.

Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gerald D. Buckberg, M.D.  

2007
Gerald D. Buckberg, M.D.

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Alain F. Carpentier, M.D.  

2005
Alain F. Carpentier, M.D.

Hospital European
Georges Pompidou
Paris, France

Denton A. Cooley, M.D.  

2000
Denton A. Cooley, M.D.

Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas

Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.  

1999
Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Norman E. Shumway, M.D.  

1998
Norman E. Shumway, M.D.

Stanford University
Stanford, California

John W. Kirklin, M.D.  

1994
John W. Kirklin, M.D.

University of Alabama Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama


James L. Cox, M.D.  

2016
Tirone E. David, M.D.

Toronto General Hospita
lToronto, ON, Canada

James L. Cox, M.D.  

2015
James L. Cox, M.D.

Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri

Eugene Blackstone, M.D.  

2013
Eugene Blackstone, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Marc R. de Leval, M.D.  

2011
Marc R. de Leval, M.D.

International Congenital Cardiac Centre
London, United Kingdom

Richard D. Weisel, M.D.

2010
Richard D. Weisel, M.D.

Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario

Andrew S. Wechsler, M.D.  

2008
Andrew S. Wechsler, M.D.

Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gerald D. Buckberg, M.D.  

2007
Gerald D. Buckberg, M.D.

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Alain F. Carpentier, M.D.  

2005
Alain F. Carpentier, M.D.

Hospital European
Georges Pompidou
Paris, France

Denton A. Cooley, M.D.  

2000
Denton A. Cooley, M.D.

Texas Heart Institute
Houston, Texas

Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.  

1999
Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Norman E. Shumway, M.D.  

1998
Norman E. Shumway, M.D.

Stanford University
Stanford, California

John W. Kirklin, M.D.  

1994
John W. Kirklin, M.D.

University of Alabama Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama